Frankie Goes To Hollywood Asked To Reunite & Perform At Eurovision

12 April 2023 | 9:33 am | Mary Varvaris

Will Frankie Goes To Hollywood perform with lead vocalist Holly Johnson for the first time in over 20 years?

('Relax' music video via YouTube)

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80s pop legends Frankie Goes To Hollywood have apparently been approached to perform at the 67th Eurovision Song Contest; an insider has told The Sun newspaper.

Frankie Goes To Hollywood - vocalist Holly Johnson, Paul Rutherford (backing vocals, keyboards), Mark O'Toole (bass guitar), Brian Nash (guitar) and Peter Gill (drums), disbanded in 1987 following increased tensions within the band.

From their formation in 1980 to their break up seven years later, Frankie Goes To Hollywood was only the second act whose first three singles - Relax, Two Tribes and The Power Of Love landed at #1 on the UK Charts. The first act was fellow Liverpudlians Gerry And The Pacemakers in the 1960s.

According to an insider who spoke to The Sun, “Eurovision organisers have put them at the top of their wish list and have asked them if they would consider performing.

“The group haven’t played together with lead singer Holly in more than 20 years, so it would be massive to get them back.

“To host Eurovision in Liverpool is massive for the city, and the organisers want to make sure it is one to remember.”

The source continued, “For the band, it would be a monumental moment too.

Relax got banned by the BBC when it was released, and this year marks its 40th anniversary, so to be back performing it on the Beeb would be huge.

“Eurovision are hoping the group says yes, but it might not be that simple.”

Frankie Goes To Hollywood last shared the same room in 2003 for VH1’s Bands Reunited, but they declined to perform live.

Australia’s entrant to Eurovision is none other than Perth synth-metal outfit Voyager.

A band will represent the country for the first time in Australia's history with Eurovision. And this one utilises soaring melodies, masterful riffs, keytar solos, powerhouse rhythms, and enough charisma to win the 67th Song Contest.

"As a long-time Eurovision fan, this is the pinnacle - Voyager gets to play the greatest show on earth," vocalist Danny Estrin commented in a statement. 

"Our song Promise is made for the Eurovision stage, and collectively we feel it's one of our best yet. We filmed the music video in both the city of Perth and beautiful parts of Western Australia to showcase the majestic beauty of our home state. Eurovisionation, we are coming!"

You can check out their Eurovision song, Promise, below.